Our Leeds United Business Club partners Imageco were honoured to collaborate on the Leeds United Centenary Collection, working with Banana Kick and the Leeds United Supporter’s Trust (LUST). This was in aim to create a museum for the fans to commemorate the team’s history over the last 100 years.
The project was very much a community effort; Banana Kick negotiated an empty unit in Merrion Centre and then created the overall design and content for the exhibition. They worked with some of the most dedicated collectors, who kindly donated thousands of pounds worth of memorabilia.
Imageco were tasked with creating all of the graphics and stands for the museum, first of which being the window graphics. The trust needed to promote the grand opening of the museum, so it was vital to create eye-catching graphics.
They printed bold graphic designs in the Leeds United blue and covered outfacing windows to attract passers-by to attend the event. Then it was onto walls. They covered every inch of the museum’s walls with our wide format print. They printed all the graphics on their Hybrid Vutek as it is the most versatile printer, allowing them to print onto various materials. The wall papers were all printed in 1 piece, with the largest being 13m wide. This helped speed up the install and produced stunning seamless prints.
Also, every pillar in the building displayed images of legendary players. All of the iconic imagery was provided by LUST and they advised them on the best materials for each application.
Alongside the wide format prints, Imageco produced various other elements throughout the exhibition. They created acrylic cases to protect the priceless memorabilia such as Gary Speeds 91/92 title winning shirt.
At the entrance of the museum, they constructed a lightbox that illuminated one of Leeds’ most infamous players, John Charles. They also created a graphic wall to create an entrance walkway and keep the gallery’s surprises hidden.
The opening event was a great success and even Pablo Hernandez and CEO Angus Kinnear joined in to help launch the event. Make sure to visit the museum before it’s closing date on the 24th of November. To book simply visit the Eventbrite page.
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